Hold on tight! The Mars Volta, the experimental progressive rock band that has been pushing boundaries since their inception, is set to support… Red Hot Chili Peppers on selected shows during their upcoming European tour. The pairing of these two iconic bands is sure to flex the minds of mainstream rock fans and deliver a truly unforgettable concert experience. With their complex compositions and unique sound, The Mars Volta promises to add an entirely new dimension to the tour. So, get ready for an explosive night of innovative music and mind-bending performances.
These shows come on the heels of a wildly prolific year for the band. In September of 2022, they released ‘The Mars Volta’, their seventh studio album and first new music in a decade via Clouds Hill Recordings. It was critically acclaimed and reignited guitarist/composer Omar Rodríguez-López and singer/lyricist Cedric Bixler-Zavala – finding them at the most mature, most concise, and most focused place they had ever been.
‘The Mars Volta’ can be streamed and purchased digitally and physically. Digitally, the album is available in Dolby Atmos and spatial audio, and physically on CD and vinyl with Clouds Hill holding an exclusive, kinetic version of the vinyl, which can be ordered here: www.cloudshillshop.com. A special, gold foiled outer sleeve with embossed art is also available on LP, CD and cassette.
They also embarked on a nationwide tour, which had them performing live as The Mars Volta for the first time in ten years. The shows sold out quickly with many cities adding extra nights due to overwhelming demand, which also sold out.
UK and EU pre-sale for the upcoming headline shows with support from Teri Gender Bender on Wednesday Feb 22 at 10am local, general on-sale this Friday Feb 24 at 10am local time via the band’s website.
The Mars Volta – Upcoming tour dates:
June 8 – Primavera Sound – Porto, Portugal
June 9 – Primavera Sound – Madrid, Spain
June 11 – Best Kept Secret – Hilvaranbeek, Netherlands
June 14 Antwerp, Belgium – Olt
June 21 Warsaw, Poland – Pge Narodowy *
June 24 Berlin, Germany – Verti Music Hall
June 26 Mannheim, Germany – Mannheim Maimmarktgelände *
(* with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iggy Pop)